The Works of Nicholas Machiavel, Volumen2

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Página 228 - Thus saith the Lord God of Israel, Put every man his sword by his side, and go in and out from gate to gate throughout the camp, and slay every man his brother, and every man his companion, and every man his neighbour.
Página 7 - Pitt, a bold and resolute man, being now made gonsalionere of justice, having entered upon his office, was very importunate with the people to appoint a balia ; but perceiving it was to no purpose, he not only treated those that were members of the council with great insolence, and called them opprobrious names, but threatened them, and soon after put his threats in execution: for having filled the palace with armed men, on the eve of St. Lorenzo, in the month of...
Página 305 - And David put them off him. And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in...
Página 9 - August, 1453, he called the people together into the piazza, and there compelled them, by force of arms, to do that which they would not so much as hear of before. Pitt had also very rich presents, not only from Cosimo and the signiory, but from all the principal citizens, who vied with each, other in their generosity to him ; so that it was thought he had above twenty thousand ducats given him at that time; after 'which he became so popular, that the city was no longer governed by Cosimo di Medici,...
Página 305 - And he took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd's bag which he had, even in a scrip; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.
Página 27 - ... againft the government, and, at the fame time, to confole them in fome meafure after their mourning for the lofs of Cofimo, who had now been dead a year, thefe Citizens thought it would be no bad expedient to revive the public fpeftacles, with which the people ufed to be entertained. For this...
Página 305 - And David girded his sword upon his armour, and he assayed to go; for he had not proved it. And David said unto Saul, I cannot go with these; for I have not proved them.
Página 220 - ... after they had murdered their little infant. This wretched pair were in the month of April found hanging in their bedchamber, at about a yard's distance from each other ; and in a separate apartment the child lay dead in a cradle.
Página 336 - I conclude, then, with regard to the question, whether it is better to be loved than feared, — that it depends on the inclinations of the subjects themselves, whether they will love their prince or not ; but the prince has it in his own power to make them fear him, and if he is wise...
Página 38 - ... crowded with swarms of followers and dependants, was now as unfrequented as a desert ; and his friends and relations were not only afraid of being seen with him, but durst not even salute him if they met him in the street; some of them having been deprived of their honours, others of their estates, and all of them threatened. The magnificent palaces which he had begun to build were abandoned by the workmen ; the services he had formerly done to any one were requited with injuries and abuse; and...

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